The Bay Area's own Golden State Warriors and adoptable puppies?
Name a more legendary combo!

Seven-time NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, were set to play the Sacramento Kings that night. We got to kick off the event with a very special surprise for Dubs' players Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga : the sweetest adoptable puppies to welcome them into Chase Center!

“Check it out, new tunnel fit accessory?” Poole asked as he cuddled a lucky pup and made his way to the locker room. That lucky puppy was Aspen, a mixed terrier puppy rescued by local Bay Area rescue, Doggie Protective Services. Kuminga made his grand entrance with two of Aspen’s scruffy siblings. The Warriors’ media team captured this priceless moment and featured it on official social media pages and sports news outlets, where it was viewed by millions of people all over the world! We’re PAWsitive these pups brought the players good luck and a lightened mood as the Warriors pulled out a win against the Kings that night!

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Warriors' Pet Adoption Week

But this celebrity meet-and-greet was for more than just to cheer the athletes up before the big game. This was part of the Warriors' Pet Adoption week, an initiative to bring support to local Bay Area rescues and help homeless animals find their forever homes! Warriors player Donte Divencizo pledged to match all adoption fees, giving fans an incentive to adopt during the night’s events!

After these puppies had their moment with the players, they headed to the Puppy Love experience we set up at Thrive City, right next to the fans’ entrance at Chase Center. We brought in 25 puppies of all shapes and sizes from Doggie Protective Services. We had tiny terriers, cuddly huskies, lovable goldendoodles, and more! They were all ready to greet fans and meet families interested in adopting! For 3 hours prior to the game, over 200 Warriors fans stopped by to spend some time with our furry friends.
Several DPS volunteers were onsite to answer any questions about the dogs and to facilitate the adoption process. In just that first night, 55 applications were submitted! Within 48 hours, 10 applications and background checks were successfully completed. And it took a few more days after that for nearly every dog in the lineup to officially find their permanent home.
Pet Adoption Week continued to be promoted throughout the game that night. Warriors fans heard from head Coach Steve Kerr, and legendary players Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, about their own dog adoption stories and the value that their pets have brought to their families.

At halftime , our Puppy Love team got to participate in one of the most exciting events yet: Chase Center’s first ever Puppy Race ! We had four 3 month old puppies–all available for adoption through Doggie Protective Services –race to the finish line for fans to admire and hopefully fall in love with to adopt! Our puppy competitors were Blueberry, a sweet doodle mix, Pecan Pie, a mischievous German shepherd, Mojito, a playful husky, and Thyme, the most lovable chocolate lab/pit mix. The crowd went wild as each of these pups made their grand entrance into center court and had their "players bios" displayed on the megatron!

At the start of the race, the puppies followed a trail of treats to the red ribbon finish line. Thyme initially took a strong lead, but in the end Pecan Pie claimed victory. There may have only been one official race winner, but it’s safe to say each one of the puppies won the hearts of the fans at Chase Center.

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In addition to the 22 successful adoptions, over $15,000 was donated to Doggie Protective Services on behalf of the Golden State Warriors. This collaboration brought national attention to the rescue and showed fans from all over the world how they can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. The players' grand entrance, the puppy meet and greet, and the halftime show race were all featured on live national broadcasts including NBC Sports ! Puppy Love is delighted to have been chosen by the Warriors to facilitate and kick off their Pet Adoption Week. We love connecting companies–and now professional sports teams! With non-profit rescues to ensure that their efforts are doing something impactful for the greater good. And with our experience in large-scale corporate events, we are proud to have produced an experience fitting for a champion basketball team and national attention.

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Whether you’re planning a small office event or want to bring something new to a sold-out NBA arena, our team will make sure you have the most unforgettable experience. Our Puppy Love teams and puppies will bring your event unending conversation starters, photo opportunities, and of course, puppy snuggles. Our clients–from employees, to families, to champion basketball players–always leave our Puppy Love experience with happy hearts, heightened energy, and the sweetest memories. And some clients, after completing application requirements, can also bring a furry friend home! Nothing makes our hearts happier than hearing about successful adoption stories as a result of our Puppy Love experience!

Looking to give back to the community? Book your Puppy Love™ ultimate puppy experience today today!

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We take pride in creating experiences that bring humans joy and help animals in need. As a Bay Area-based company, we are so proud to have been featured by our own Golden State Warriors. But we also host events in Southern California, Las Vegas, Denver, and beyond! Contact us today to let us know how we can bring some Puppy Love magic to your next office get together, employee wellness event, conference, or sports game. We will fully customize our setup to ensure the best experience for your event, no matter the size. The PAWSibilities are endless!

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What Our Customers Say

  • Roselina Rimando
    Absolutely an amazing experience! The Puppy Love team was early, and was able to set up right next to our outdoor restaurant table. I was worried the space would be restrictive, but it was not! We held the puppies while standing or sitting at the table. This was no doubt the best experience our team has ever had. Everyone was so in love with the puppies, and we had such a great time spending this time with them! Who can resist puppies? Apparently no one, because strangers were walking by and stopped to take photos and ask about the puppies! I worked with Sabrina at Puppy Love to coordinate the event. I called her worried the experience might be lacking because of the restaurant space we reserved (the only one in the area that could take a large party + puppies), but she looked at the restaurant photos while on the phone with me and reassured me they could make it work, and she was absolutely correct! So glad I was able to leverage her expertise. The onsite Puppy Love team duo, were so friendly and engaging. They took photos of our team with the puppies, and answered all our questions. I would absolutely recommend working with Puppy Love! This was an unforgettable experience! Our team was raving about it for days!
  • Erica Pham
    There are not enough words to describe how great Jennifer and the Puppy Love team are! I have been wanting to plan a company event for awhile now and it was important to me that we did not support using puppies/dogs from mills or breeders. Puppy Love not only partners with rescues, but also will donate a portion of the cost to the rescue as well so right off the bat, I was already impressed. Jennifer is very communicative throughout the process and made it easy for us to host the event. We essentially just provided the space and her team handled the rest! Everyone on the team were incredibly kind and clearly cared about the dogs and puppies. The event was nothing short of amazing and I have no doubt that we will be inviting them back for another event in the future! It's well worth it, I can't recommend Puppy Love enough!
  • Emily Jasinsky
    Puppy love is always a hit! We had them at our health fair yesterday and people were so excited. Very professional staff, adorable and well behaved pups!
  • Stephanie Simmons
    We brought Puppy Love in for our site Happy Hour and it was a HUGE HIT! We had a constant line of employees waiting to get some love from the puppies. Folks are already asking for another event. Puppy Love really puts the Happy in Happy Hour!
  • Anna Muller
    Heart melting experience🦄💕
  • Maddie Garcia
    such an amazing business it’s totally a win win all around!! super fun holding and playing with puppies
  • Michelle Cadwell
    Jennifer is a such a Gem to work with! We hired her company for a Employee Summer Picnic event in August of 2023. She not only provided a ton of wonderful information on how activations work, but provided a whole experience. We remained in contact up to our event. The day of the event, was not only seem less, but her staff was beyond amazing. Puppies did get held up in traffic but we made the most of it, and they ensured puppies were here for the full time. I will be in contact again for our next event in the future.
  • Maria Steiner
    PUPPIES! Who does not love spending time with these cuties. The rescue pups are so adorable and playful, or even comforting and sweet sleeping in your arms. Great way to add to a conference or corporate event, promoting socialization for the dogs and alleviating stress and anxiety for attendees. Tensions melt away and blood pressure drops, puppy love is magical. Great organization to help with events. They have exceptional staff who really care about promoting dog rescues and adoptions. Thank you Sabrina and your team!
  • Eryn McCoy
    I couldn't say better things about Puppy Love! The staff was so incredibly nice, welcoming, and caring with the dogs! It was so fun to cuddle and play with pups! Wish Puppy Love was at every conference I went to!
  • Dean Steiner
    If you are hosting a conference or corporate event, looking for something for employee appreciation, team building, or recognition, Puppy Love is a great option. In cooperation with local rescue organizations, Puppy Love will bring and supervise puppies at your event allowing your team all the cuddles and doggo kisses they can handle! The staff are great and love the positive engagement with the pups and the public. This is so beneficial for all involved, positive vibes for the people, and socialization for the pups. They are amazing!
  • Noella Robles
    Puppy Love is such a fantastic company to work with! At a recent event, our guests truly loved spending time with the precious puppies! Puppy Love services helped make this event magical and we cannot thank them enough. They were all such a joy to work with and all of their energy + effort was essential in providing an amazing experience and this event could not have been possible without them! thank you Puppy Love!
  • Lauren Mushkin
    Puppy Love provides the BEST puppy experience. They focus on the healthy, safety and well-being of the pups and people. I would highly encourage anyone looking to have a fun, unique, and experience to contact them!
  • Alta Abel
    Puppy Love was the hit of our Happy Hour- they brought the joy and snuggles all our attendees needed to unwind from the day. One enthusiastic attendee went as far as describing it as "pure magic!" Their snuggle coaches made sure the pups didn't get overwhelmed and everyone got their turn to feel the puppy love. They made the planning super easy, worked directly with the venue manager to find an area, arrived on time, and shared photos of our guests!
  • Courtney Hitrys
    Working with Jennifer has been a pleasure! Their set up and take down is smooth, the puppies are always adorable and Puppy Love is reliable and make the process of working with puppies at events smooth and easy.
  • Ashley Cazares
    We worked with this group for our first SHRM conference. They went above and beyond to make sure things went smoothly. Puppies were well taken care of and had many puppy naps. Love their mission behind their work. Would 10/10 recommend for any event.
  • vanessa kahn
    Such a PAWsitive addition to the event!
  • Juliet Duball
    Great cause and adorable puppies!
  • Vykki Ravo
    Away from home at a work conference and missing my puppers. This was just what I needed.
  • Kayla Rivera
    We loved having PuppyLove come to our office! I had a simple and easy time working with Sabrina to plan this event. The day of support from PuppyLove were helpful and organized! We will definitely have this event in our office again!
  • Christine Kroeckel
    Puppies of Pulse!! Thank you SF for all the Puppy Love. So many smiling faces and happy pups!


Even the most conscientious workplace can be stress-filled. We believe cuddling and playing with puppies is an ideal way to restore the balance. In fact, scientific studies have shown positive therapeutic effects from animal interaction – including decreasing blood pressure and reduced levels of cortisol.

Puppy Love™ founder Sabrina Freed combined her two key passions: creating outstanding events and animal advocacy. A pioneer in the field of high-profile conferences Sabrina realized firsthand how employees would benefit from puppies in the workplace, and likewise, how employers would see results in worker efficiency, and wellness. A wonderful give-back, Puppy Love also donates 20% of all proceeds back into the local rescue community.

Puppy Love was started in San Francisco and serves all areas of northern and southern California. We also partner with rescues nationwide to provide Puppy Love experiences across the U.S.

Yes. Each location carries liability insurance of $2M to ensure our attendees and puppies are well covered.

All pups come from our vetted, fully trusted rescue partners who ensure pups are happy and well cared for. 20% of all Puppy Love proceeds are donated back to our rescue partners to help cover their food and medical costs.

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